Re-defining Trinidad Carnival
Indo-Caribbean Cultural Council (ICC) wishes to announce the publication of its Chutney & Carnival magazine, 2005. The theme of this Special Edition of its souvenir magazine is “Re-defining Trinidad Carnival.”
Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago is hailed as the most colourful street parade on earth. Ever since the French aristocrats introduced the festival in the 1780s in the island, the face, form and rhythm of the festival has been constantly changing. In recent years, people of South Asian/East Indian descent have contributed to this change to the extent that Carnival has now to be re-defined to include Chutney Monarch, Chutney Brass, Chutney Soca, Chutney Calypso, Chutney Glow, and now Chutney Mardi Gras. This new change is being hailed as a welcome addition to the Carnival potpourri in multi-ethnic Trinidad and Tobago, and a colourful contribution to what has become a truly national festival.